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Poster: eyeballjackson Date: Aug 30, 2018 8:38am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Dead & Co.

Totally agree on Dead & Bro. I think a lot of folks are done pretending after those undeniable stinker livecasts from Lock'N

re:DSO vocals though, I think you're missing something. Eaton absolutely nails the Weir vocals. It's uncanny. And I can say with no hesitation that Lisa BEATS Donna. A shame that no one nails the Jerry parts, but that's life. At least (unlike DeadCo) no one is pretending it's the real thing. DSO are well worth the price of admission.

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Poster: ColdRain108 Date: Aug 30, 2018 9:42am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Dead & Co.

DSO is like listening to 1988 ability GD trying to play like 1972 GD. If those guys had the ability to play like Jerry did in 1972 they wouldn't be in a tribute band, they'd be making their own singular music. And personally I find that the "Phil" is DSO are totally off the mark. The GD were Jerry #1, Phil #2, Bobby #3, DSO is Bobby #1, Jerry #2, Phil #6.

I understand that playing GD music live on stage is incredibly fun. I do it, and I love it. We don't charge 150$ for a ticket, free usually. We're not top shelf musicians, but we groove it quite pleasingly.

I saw D&C at the Gorge in WA a couple of years ago, it was the best post Jerry thing I've seen. Still it was a teeny tiny little thing that I have zero desire to hear the recordings of . The vocals were actually the thing that separated it from all the P&F, Furthur, Other Ones, Ratdog, etc. They all do the same pointless round and round guitar jamming with no story, but at least D&C tried to make the vocals sound decent - you hear me Phil?

I can't listen to a webcast or any other recording, it just sounds flat and boring. I'm not sure how GD recordings would sound to me if I had never experienced what it really was like live, with a full PA blasting the music into one's DNA in a swirling atmosphere of psychedelics and a crowd going completely nuts because Jerry turned a phrase just slightly different than he had before. D&C is not psychedelic music at all. Actually none of the post Jerry stuff is, that part dried up and blew away with Jerry.

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Poster: Diamondhead Date: Aug 30, 2018 11:23am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Dead & Co.

And who nails Phil parts?

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Poster: jerlouvis Date: Aug 30, 2018 12:04pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Dead & Co.

Singing with Bob's vocal mannerisms only goes so far in capturing the feeling as the Jerry guy cops all of Jerry's vocal tricks also and he is awful.Being better than Donna should be true of anyone being paid to sing.I wasn't commenting on whether people should go and see them or not.I was just saying that for the most part the music they play is a weak representation of the GD.

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Poster: eyeballjackson Date: Aug 30, 2018 1:19pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Dead & Co.

Oh I know where you're coming from. Just addressing a couple points. They exist because there's a demand, and they're the best group filling that demand. Sometimes they blow my mind, other times I'm satisfied with tape nerd candy elective sets.

@ColdRain - 88 GD trying to do 72 GD sounds pretty darn good to me! Some folks only ever got to see the 90s Dead and ya know what, DSO on average are better than that... not saying much, I know.

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Poster: jerlouvis Date: Aug 30, 2018 12:31pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Dead & Co.

I got you eyeball and your point is well taken.

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Poster: William Tell Date: Aug 30, 2018 2:03pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Dead & Co.

WTF, I'll say that Mrs Tell and I enjoyed seeing DSO some many yrs back MORE than the last time we saw the DEAD. 1982. She never forgave me for making her go...to the DEAD that last time.

Of course, I didn't go to DSO expecting the DEAD, I was going for better than the 80s or 90s DEAD.

;)

(tongue only partly in cheek...truly).

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Poster: ColdRain108 Date: Aug 30, 2018 4:32pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Dead & Co.

My wife had the exact opposite reaction. DSO bored her to tears while the GD (even in '95) brought her to tears. The emotional impact that music had disappeared the instant Jerry split. Thank god for all the recordings.

I'd take my last two shows in '95 over everything and anything I've seen since.

The Zen Tricksters were my favorite GD band...till Phil cherry picked them apart.

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Poster: eyeballjackson Date: Aug 30, 2018 5:19pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Dead & Co.

Well 2 of ZT are in DSO... Jerry's long gone. We all take what we can get